Paul Francis Akin weds Katherine Ray Lovejoy

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
October 1, 1908 , Page 1
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Lovejoy –Akin.

The Atlanta Journal of Sunday contained the following announcement:

Rev. and Mrs. William Presley Lovejoy, of Cartersville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Ray, and Mr. Paul Francis Akin, the marriage to take place early in December at the Methodist church in Cartersville.

Miss Lovejoy is the granddaughter of the late Rev. Anderson Ray Lovejoy, of Greenville, Meriwether county, and Mr. Akin is the youngest son of the late Colonel Warren Akin, of Cartersville.


December 10, 1908
Page 3

“Social Affairs.”


Society this week has devoted most of its attention to the Akin-Lovejoy wedding festivities.  These began on Monday evening when Mr. J. Logan Vaughan gave a stag dinner in honor of Mr. Akin.  Covers were laid for ten.  The table was elaborate in cluny lace over pink satin with a centerpiece of pink carnations and maiden hair ferns.  All the appointments were pink and silver.  Eight courses were served.  The place cards were most artistic, being pink carnation on burnt wood. The guests invited to honor Mr. Akin were Messrs. McCafferty, John Norris, Watt Milner, Tom Milner, Joe Calhoun, Charlie Fain, Henry Lumpkin and Hampton Field.  ‘Twas a merry occasion and the toasts and good wishes will long be remembered by Mr. Akin.

On Tuesday evening Miss Marion Strickland entertained the wedding party at a formal reception.  The house was decorated in pink.  The accessories for the refreshments were pink and Miss Strickland was a graceful hostess in a pretty pink gown.

Wednesday evening, after the rehearsal at the church, Dr. and Mrs. Lovejoy entertained the wedding party and out of town guests in honor of the bride and groom at an informal buffet supper. Miss Akin and Mrs. Sam Erwin assisted in receiving.

Society folk thronged the Methodist church on Thursday evening to attend the wedding of Miss Katherine Lovejoy and Paul Akin.  The church was simply decorated in tapers, palms and flowers.  Mrs. G. H. Aubrey presided at the organ and the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march led the bridal party to the altar, Taunhausa being used as a recessional.

The wedding was performed by Dr. W. P. Lovejoy, father of the bride and she was given away by her brother, Mr. Hatton Lovejoy, of LaGrange.  She entered the church on his arm.  Her gown was of white callot satin embellished in rosepoint lace and fashioned in Directory style. She wore a tulle veil that was held in place by bands of fillet silver and a cluster of orange blossoms.  She carried a bouquet of lilies of the valley.

The matron of honor was Mrs. Frank Harwell, sister of the bride.  She wore a gown of Brussels lace over yellow satin and carried liberty roses.  In her hair were golden bands of filet adjusted with gold lilies of the valley.

The bridesmaids were: Misses Elizabeth French Atkinson, Brunswick; Nell Baugh, LaGrange; Meta Barker, cousin of the bride, Atlanta; Marion Strickland, Cartersville.

They were gowned in yellow chiffon and carried brides roses tied with gold gauze.  Hair dressed with fillet bands of gold and gold lilies of the valley.  Two of the bridesmaids were tiney flower girls. Misses Anna Laurie Lovejoy Harwell and Virginia Boston.  They wore white accordion plaited frocks with yellow ribbons and gold slippers.

The ushers for the occasion were: Mr. Sam Erwin, Chattanooga, Tenn., Judge Frank Harwell, LaGrange, Ga., Mr. W. W. Young and Henry Lumpkin, Cartersville.

The groom entered from the vestry-room accompanied by Mr. John Calhoun and met the bride at the altar. [the article continues with a description of some of the gowns worn by guests as well as a list of out of town guests.]


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